Unscramble defence

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  • defence is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 13 points
  • defence is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 13 points
  • defence is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 15 points

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Definition of defence


  • (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires. Synonyms: defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction.
  • (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring; "his teams are always good on defense". Synonyms: defending team, defense. Antonyms: offence, offense.
  • the defendant and his legal advisors collectively; "the defense called for a mistrial". Synonyms: defense, defense lawyers, defense team. Antonyms: prosecution.
  • an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack; "he joined the defense against invasion". Synonyms: defence force, defense, defense force.
  • the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions; "his refutation of the charges was short and persuasive", "in defense he said the other man started it". Synonyms: defense, refutation.
  • the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory". Synonyms: defense, vindication.
  • a structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses". Synonyms: defense, defensive structure.
  • a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him; "he gave evidence for the defense". Synonyms: defense, demurrer, denial. Antonyms: prosecution.
  • (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad", "they were developed for the defense program". Synonyms: defense, defensive measure.
  • protection from harm; "sanitation is the best defense against disease". Synonyms: defense.
  • the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury; "a good boxer needs a good defense", "defense against hurricanes is an urgent problem". Synonyms: defense.

Related words

alibi, apologia, apology, bastion, biodefence, biodefense, compensation, confutation, conversion, denial, displacement, entrapment, exculpation, excuse, fastness, fort, fortification, fortress, idealisation, idealization, isolation, minelaying, mining, munition, outwork, projection, rationalisation, rationalization, rebuttal, regression, repression, stand, stronghold, umbrella.

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Rhymes with

commence, commonsense, condense, defense, dense, dispense, expense, fence, hence, immense, incense, intense, offense, pretense, sense, suspense, tense, thence, whence, whence.

Words made by unscrambling the letters defence plus one letter

defenced, refenced, defences.


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